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By | Drew Cullen 13th December 2006 23:43

Symantec sues counterfeit ring for $15m+

Profits-plus scheme

Symantec is seeking damages of more than $15m from a gang of counterfeiters, for selling fake copies of its software worldwide.

It has filed civil suit in the US District Court in Los Angeles against seven individuals, two companies, ANYI and SILI Inc., and eight associated business fronts.

It says this group targeted the US and Canada in particular, and made $15m in from distributing counterfeit Symantec software.

In February 2004, Symantec began two-and-a-half year investigation into ANYI and SILI. This resulted in the seizure of more than 10,000 counterfeit disks, it says.

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